Melvin Mora sidelined after car accident

Updated: March 7, 2011, 11:15 PM ET
Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Melvin Mora has been in a car accident and is expected to be sidelined for a few days.

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Mora's car was hit from behind Monday in the Phoenix area. He is being held out for precautionary reasons.

Mora was scheduled to start at third base in a split-squad game against the Chicago White Sox in Tucson, but did not play.

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson says he's heard reports that Mora is OK. The 39-year-old Mora hit .285 in 113 games last season for the Colorado Rockies.


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